"What is needed here is a return to the Constitution of the United States. We need to have a complete divorce of Bank and State. The old struggle that was fought out here in Jackson's day must be fought over again... The Federal Reserve Act should be repealed and the Federal Reserve Banks, having violated their charters, should be liquidated immediately. Faithless Government officers who have violated their oaths of office should be impeached and brought to trial. Unless this is done by us, I predict that the American people, outraged, robbed, pillaged, insulted, and betrayed as they are in their own land, will rise in their wrath and send a President here who will sweep the money changers out of the temple."
Louis McFadden
(1876-1936) US Congressman (R-PA) (1915-1935), Chairman of House Banking and Currency Committee. Poisoned in 1936.
Speech in Congress, June 10, 1932
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Louis McFadden was a courageous and wise man. He survived through two attempts on his life (an attempted pistol shooting and a poisoning) for speaking against the Federal Reserve, which is the most corrupt, anti-American and illegal conspiracy perpetrated upon the citizens of the U.S. even to the present day. We are being charged by the Federal Reserve for our own money! Read the Constitution-only Congress has the power to issue money. A documentary called "The Money Masters" is an exact history of this existing scandal. All public schools in America should have a copy of this and make it mandatory viewing. We could eliminate our debt by eliminating the Federal Reserve.
 -- Michael Gallagher, Pomona, CA     
    WOW, I've not heard this before, thank you editor.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Amen to that.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    It just goes to show that one lone voice or two will not be enough to end this banking tyranny. We are going to have to do better. This problem is not going away -- we are only getting deeper into debt and bondage to this den of vipers. The People must rise up! Don't wait for Congress to do something -- they can't, they are bought and paid for. Vote for Libertarians only!
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Wow! are you sure Obama didn't write this. With our help he may do it...
     -- RobertSRQ     
    Good one, Robert. Your a real comedian.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
    You know that thieves lie and kill to avoid detection and punishment, You know that counterfeiters are thieves. Nobel prize winner, Paul Samuelson said the Federal Reserve is an "omnipotent counterfeiter" in his Economics, 4th Edition. Being omnipotent, they either own or intimidate the pope, the press, the president, the supreme cult, universities including divinity schools, Congress, legislators, governors and all national orgaizations. What would they not do or persuade us to do to insure the permanence of their omnipotence? Did they tell their supreme cult to legalize abortion? Did they tell their FDA and their EPA to tolerate fluoride, asopartame, milk and other toxins? Did they tell the FDA to stop Royal Rife and his cancer cures? What are the limits of men with unlimited counterfeit? Keynes wrote in 1920: "If governments should refrain from regulation....the worthlessness of the money becomes apparent and the fraud upon the public can be concealed no longer."---The Economic Consequences of The Peace.
     -- Dave Wilbur, St. Louis     
    A "courageous and wise man", eh? McFadden was a Nazi, an unabashed antisemite, and a major supporter of Hitler and his policies. When he ran for the presidency in 1936, one of his slogans was “Christianity instead of Judaism.” How soon they forget.
     -- Joe, North Caldwell, NJ     
    Congressman McFadden was a genuine American hero who paid for his courage with his life. He should be given the highest medal, highest honor of our land. Posthumously. It is long overdue.
     -- Carole, Huntington     
    Four stars only because of the gross error found in McFadden's final statement, that Americans, "... outraged, robbed, pillaged, insulted, and betrayed as they are in their own land, will rise in their wrath ... etc." Boy! Was he wrong about that! Instead of holystoning our own temple, we militarily impose Pax Americana in strategic, heretofore sovereign nations and tell ourselves, endlessly, that it's 'exporting democracy.' Supplanting real freedom is self-delusion arriving with martial know-how. Make no mistake: we ALLOW these common, if spectacularly successful bankster-criminals, to fleece grand portions out of every iota of our labor, destroy the ecosphere and diminish, personally, every last one of us.
     -- Mann, Kalamazoo     
    VERY well said Mann, Kalamazoo.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    The first line of the quote says it all. Fat chance of that ever happening.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
     -- Mary - MI      
     -- Ronw13, ID      

    Sadly the money changers have ramped up the absolute true bleeding to death of our once viable monetary establishment...to replace it with traceable and non-physical "currency, and ultimately all will be chipped....beware of ANY chipping being forced on you!

     -- Denise, DURANGO     
    This is a baseless rant by a typical political fellow who wished to keep his unsubstantial position and disturb no one, and the status quo, due to this unsubstantial effort, can feel relieved knowing their unsubstantial position will be well preserved.
     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
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    PS: all the while trying to sound substantial.
     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
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